If you’re a beauty aficionado, you probably know a Sephora outlet like the back of your hand. Living in this Lion City, Sephora is the one-stop shop when you need to get your makeup fix, especially from higher-end brands like NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Hourglass, As for drugstore brands, there are no other stores that will allow you to satisfy your makeup craving other than the local drug stores.
However, despite the easy accessibility of beauty products sold in the local market, there are still a myriad of international beauty brands that are not available in this little red dot.
Your Guide to Buying Beauty Products Unavailable in Singapore
Fortunately, with the advent of e-commerce sites, there are now ways for you to get your hands on brands that are not sold in stores here. Here are just some of the online retailers you can check out to get your makeup fix:
If you’ve been wanting to try Glossier’s cult product, the Stretch Concealer, or Charlotte Tilbury’s much-loved lip pencil in the shade “Pillow Talk”, then you’ll be glad to know that the products from these beauty brands are easily available in Singapore. Just check out Blush Boss, a Singapore-based online beauty retailer that brings in a whole array of beauty brands not available in our tiny island. Aside from Glossier and Charlotte Tilbury, Blush Boss also stocks products from makeup and skincare brands such as Pony Effect, Milk Makeup, Grounded Body Scrub and The Active Living Co. The online retailer offers free tracked mail for orders from S$100 and above for local shipping. In addition, the Blush Boss team manages a blog where they create content for their readers on all things related to beauty. There you’ll find various articles with topics ranging from makeup tips to product reviews to the benefits of natural beauty ingredients like activated charcoal and coconut oil.
If Blush Boss is your go-to to purchase products from higher-end beauty brands, Shopping-District is the place to be if you’re looking for drugstore brands that are unavailable in this little red dot. Like Blush Boss, Shopping-District is an online beauty retailer based in Singapore. It brings in products from beauty brands from the UK, US and many more. While the online retailer stocks products from higher-end brands like Flower Beauty and Sigma Beauty, it provides a wider range of products from drugstore brands including Wet ‘n’ Wild, Physician’s Formula and Covergirl. And if you’re a true beauty lover, you’ll know that these drugstore brands have a lot to offer when it comes to makeup. Wet ‘n’ Wild, for instance, is well-known for their highly pigmented eyeshadow, while Physician’s Formula is famous for their high quality blushers and bronzers. With regards to local shipping, Shopping-District offers free normal mail for all orders (no minimum purchase) and free registered mail for orders above S$100. If you’re not keen on ordering online or you’d like to check out the products in person, Shopping-District holds a flea almost monthly where you can browse through their product offerings before making a purchase. Plus, Shopping-District allows you to request for products you wish to see being stocked on their website. Simply fill in their online form through a link on their website and you might just see your favourite beauty product being sold in their store.
Another Singapore-based online beauty retailer, Smoochiezz stocks a myriad of international brands from the US all the way to Australia including Queen Helene, L.A. Girl and Skindinavia. And if you’re a beauty addict, a quick browse through Smoochiezz website will leave your mouth agape. The online retailer brings in a large variety of products from these brands that you’ll end up spending a large chunk of your time trying not to let your shopping cart go overboard. Take the American drugstore beauty brand, L.A. Girl for instance. You’ll find that Smoochiezz stocks a wide array of the brand’s products such as BB and CC cream, eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick. If you wish to take a closer look at the products offered by Smoochiezz, you’ll be glad to know that they hold atrium event every week at various locations. Just follow their updates on social media to ensure you don’t miss out.
Been wanting to get your hands on Kylie Jenner’s makeup line but can’t bear the sky high shipping costs? Then be sure to keep Couture Finds on your beauty radar — or rather, follow their Instagram account as this local retailer operates on the social media platform with the handle @couturefinds_sg. It stocks a large variety of products from Kylie Cosmetics such as the liquid lipsticks as well as eyeshadow palettes. Therefore, if you’re a huge fan of Kylie Cosmetics or simply curious about the brand, make sure to have a browse through Couture Finds Instagram account. Besides stocking the always-coveted products from Kylie Cosmetics, Couture Finds also sells beauty products from the beauty influencer Jaclyn Hill as well as RCMA Makeup.
K-beauty fans, listen up! The K-beauty trend has swept the international community by storm, including the tiny island of Singapore. Luckily for you, a trip to Korea is unnecessary if you want to try the beauty products from K-beauty brands. Just check out the Korean online beauty retailer, Althea, to satisfy your K-beauty cravings. While based in Korea, Althea ships to Singapore and they even offer free shipping for orders with a minimum spend. Some of the K-beauty brands you’ll find on Althea are Common Labs, Huxley, Beauty of Joseon and Natural Pacific. The retailer has even created its own line of skincare and makeup products ranging from facial cleansers to face masks to lip tints. Besides skincare and makeup, Althea even stocks other beauty products including nail care and hair care. With a wide variety of products to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re shopping at Althea. Putting together a cute look suitable for Singapore’s weather cannot get any easier when you have access to so many options!